Thailand has many public holidays throughout the year.  From government holiday’s too religious ones, there is something to honor or celebrate almost every month in Thailand.

The following list provides the major public holiday’s.  On some of the Buddhist holiday’s bars are closed and alcohol sale if forbidden.  If you are coming to Thailand and want to enjoy a beer or three, you’ll probably want to avoid those dates.   We include which of Thailand’s holiday’s don’t allow alcohol in the table as well.

Bars are usually open

Bars are usually closed, alcohol sales not allowed





New holiday or event, bars not likely to close but currently unknown


Bar closure information is based on what has happened in the past.  The government can make changes at any time, even the day before.

Also bear in mind this is a list of the major holidays in Thailand.  There can be other regional or local bar closure/alcohol bans issued as well